Paul is a legend in the guitar world known for his super-herculean chops, and also because he is a "musician with massive musicality ". You might have discovered him during his time in the mind-bending Racer X, or of course with the international MTV super-stars Mr. Big. Maybe the Power Drill Guitar technique got your attention. Paul Gilbert has kept his fans faithful for decades by delivering the best shred guitar around. Additionally, he's a hell of a nice guy who is also super-funny, which makes for a delightful conversation with Greg on the Season 4 opener of Chewing the Gristle!
1:55 - Paul plays upright bass?? Plus happy mistakes, learning new things, and Van Halen
10:06 - Paul’s musical journey
18:53 - Improvisation; when and how Paul developed his improv chops
22:46 - Paul and gear; obsession or necessity, and Paul’s current live and studio rigs
31:18 - Paul on the road - how much time in a bus vs at home?
35:55 - Learning, teaching, and sponging styles from the greats.
38:09 - Paul’s vocal influences, slide tricks, and Paul’s signature guitar
48:16 - Portland, OR, Paul’s journey to the Pacific Northwest, and familial music traits
57:40 - New music: future or past, and hearing loss
61:55 - What’s next for Paul, what is it about music that is so magical, and CATS.
68:57 - The Zep
Total Length: 78:20
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